Each season, we like to highlight brands that catch our eye with an element of design that stands apart from the norm and also practice admirable ways of sustainability. You’ve heard us say it before—we value quality above quantity, and believe in saving up for something beautiful that’s exactly what you want to reach for in your closet. These brands below lie in that sweet spot of well made at a price point ideal for someone looking to build out a wardrobe full of curated classic pieces that last. Hope you enjoy and spot something to add to your Christmas list for yourself or a friend!
The ‘Teddy’ Zero Waste Coat is the perfect item to throw on over a t-shirt for a touch of warmth or over a seater for a more layered look. With amazing details and tailoring, it fits as a very flattering silhouette. All Cossac’s garments are sustainably made and embody redefined basics with a sass edge.
If you want jewelry that’s the perfect balance of understated and “wow,” Via Saviene is your answer. They create essential and versatile jewelry designed to be the modern woman’s everyday staples. The designs are extremely unique, multidimensional and versatile, inspired by the dynamic nature of all women.
Ruti redefines luxury with designs and fabrics that you’ve been searching for all along but have been unable to find. The collection consists of separates, outerwear, day to night dresses and unique silhouettes such as drop crotch pants that have a perfect international, elevated feel. They sell online and also have flagship stores across the country that are worth visiting for a personal style consultation!
So when we say “buy classics,” we mean from Angela Scott. From elegant brogues to edgy Chelsea boots, their shoes are constructed with impeccable craftsmanship and clever tailoring for women. The El Capitan Sneaker is a streetwear classic and a smart-casual answer to more tailored office wear. Made from black poplin with screen-printed toe and heel details, they also include two sets of laces—one black and one white—so stunning!
A classic black Chelsea boot is something that every closet needs and the Miss Scott Chelsea Boot goes beyond trend to something you can have forever and even pass down. Constructed in scotch-grain calfskin with a shiny toe and heel, they also have a rubber inset outsole for long walks and rainy days. Incredibly comfortable and absolutely gorgeous.
MILANER is a brand that favors craft over hype. Connecting you directly with the top European artisans who have worked for the world’s premiere luxury brands, every product on the site is made-to-order and made to invest in with a story worth telling. In particular, The Afrodite jacket show here is designed and sewn by master leather architect Alessandro Dagioni and meant to mimic the shields of ancient Etruscan goddesses. Each piece is sourced and produced under strict geographical bounds in order to preserve the ‘100% Made in Italy’ label. The result is, truly, something you won’t find anywhere else.
BackBeatRags has perfect elevated basics in every palette: Jumpsuits, sweatshirts, tees and jackets all made from the softest sustainable materials. This rust color Ochre Tencel Easy Jacket is swoon-worthy, and the fit is perfect to throw over anything for an effortless look.
Whimsy + Row is an eco-conscious women’s lifestyle brand founded in 2014 based in West Los Angeles. Their pieces are produced ethically in their DTLA factory from sustainable fabrics. As you can see with this adorable set and casual tee, the line is diverse, approachable, modern, feminine and classic while having a strong focus on quality and sustainability.
Joules is a wonderful family fashion brand founded in the English Countryside known for its unique hand drawn prints, bright colors and rainwear. These leopard print rain boots are so chic paired with this soft camel toned beanie—perfect for the weather of the season!
Suunday contributes to the slow fashion movement with a dedication to ethically-crafted, long lasting creations. The line is inspired by nature with earthy colors paired with easy, comfortable silhouettes that can be dressed up, dressed down and loved for years. The cut of this sweater is one of the most ideal we’ve found! It’s perfectly cropped, incredibly soft and the sleeves make it so romantic.
Cute pajamas and loungewear are not the easiest to find, but eberjey will solve all your needs! Founded in 1996 from the belief that the layer worn next to the heart should express happiness, love and confidence, they have created a beautiful line that has underwear, pajamas, loungewear and swimwear, all with a girly-sexy-comfy style. The Bobby Camp Pant and Top are so soft and have the cutest silhouette that’s perfect for lounging while looking chic.
Gjenmi is a beautiful jewelry line that is hand made in Los Angeles with conflict-free diamonds. These Half Moon Earrings are dainty and a simple statement, made of gold with the sparkliest 1.5MM diamond stud at the center.